From the hand of the chef Rodrigo de la Calle, we discover the properties of 20 super powerful foods in antioxidants, vitamins, omegas, minerals, proteins…
Rodrigo de la Calle is the new National Award for Healthy Gastronomy. A chef with Michelin Star, both in his first restaurant in Aranjuez, and now in El Invernadero, his most personal project located in the mountains of Madrid. He is a lover of vegetables, the promoter of the so-called green revolution and who will teach us today to enjoy the temporality of vegetables to get the most potential.
«Superfoods are composed of different ingredients, vitamins and minerals, but compared to other vegetables, they have multiplied by a thousand the same ingredients, vitamins and minerals» explains Rodrigo.
We reviewed a list of 20 superfoods that will surprise you:
Acai, all purple parts have a huge amount of phytochemicals that kill cancer cells. And they are super antioxidants.
Rice protein, 80% vegetable protein.
Cocoa butter, with Omega 3, 6 and 9. The seed also has a lot of fiber.
Camu camu has 50 times more vitamin C than orange.
Hemp seeds have Omega 3, 6 and 9. In addition to a lot of zinc.
Barley grass has no gluten; it contains many minerals.
Chia seeds, with lots of iron, are wonderful. They have all the Omegas.
Chlorella is the plant component with the most chlorophyll in the soil.
Coconut milk has all kinds of Omegas and a high fiber content.
Pea proteins, 50% vegetable protein.
Traditional yeast, there is no other product on the planet with that much fiber, 80%.
Lucuma, with a high antioxidant power.
Purple corn, like the white truffle, the industry has not yet been able to make a transgenic.
The maqui, with a high antioxidant power.
Mesquite, rich in vitamins.
Psyllium, great for the digestive system.
Rosehip, for the skin, the digestive system, for transit. It also has a lot of folic acid.
Spirulina, in 2013 Unesco has declared it the food of the Millennium. No food has more protein, minerals and vitamins than the Spirulina.
Buckwheat, the world’s largest fiber cereal.
Xylitol, the sugar with the lowest glycemic index, the safest sugar.